The third game in the fallout series fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (rpg) set in a post-apocalyptic washington dc. Combining the horrific insanity of the cold war era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong with the kitschy naivety of american 1950s nuclear propaganda fallout 3 will satisfy both players familiar with the popular first two games in its series as well as those coming to the franchise for the first time. the story: vault 101 jewel of the wastes for 200 years vault 101 a fallout shelter has faithfully served the surviving residents of washington dc and its environs now known as the capital wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the us all but destroyed the residents of vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant insects raiders slavers and yes even super mutants are all no match for superior vault-tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning you awake to find that your father has defied the overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home youve ever known you emerge from the vault into the harsh wasteland sun to search for your father and the truth. key features: limitless freedom! take in the sights and sounds of the vast capital wasteland! see the great monuments of the united states lying in post-apocalyptic ruin! you make the choices that define you and change the world. Just keep an eye on your rad meter! experience s.P.E.C.I.A.L.! vault-tec engineers bring you the latest in human ability simulation ? the special character system! utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation special affords unlimited customization of your character. Also included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from each with a dazzling variety of effects! fantastic new views! the wizards at vault-tec have done it again!